General Admission Information for Aspire Institute

The following information is specific to domestic (Australian and New Zealand) applicants. International undergraduate applicants should view Entry Requirements here.

About Aspire Institute

Aspire Institute is owned, governed and operated by the prestigious International College of Management, Sydney Pty Ltd. Aspire offers higher education pathways, in partnership with distinguished Australian universities and colleges. We offer a range of non-award and undergraduate pathway programs articulating to a number of bachelor degrees.

CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Esplanade Campus

Levels 1 & 2, 46-48 East Esplanade Manly, NSW 2095

City Campus

Level 4, 451 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Northern Beaches Campus

151 Darley Road, Manly, NSW 2095

CAMPUS TOUR

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OPEN DAY

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IMPORTANT DATES

Intake Dates

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Admission Criteria

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business (Entrepreneurship)

Diploma of Business (International Tourism)

Diploma of Business (Marketing)

Diploma of Business (Sports Management)

Diploma of Event Management

Diploma of Hospitality Management

APPLICANTS WITH RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION (WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS)

Australian Year 12 students

Recommended studies: Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in any one of the following suggested equivalent subjects including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.

Interstate year 12

Australian interstate applicants will have achieved entry for Aspire Diploma Courses if they have achieved an equivalent of the NSW HSC with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D.

ATAR

Not all institutions assess students based on their ATAR. Aspire Institute do not believe that ranking is a reliable indicator of future career success. Instead we use a non-ATAR based system for admissions. We do not use ATAR adjustments or selection rankings either.

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Admission Criteria

Diploma of Property Management

Diploma of Business Management

APPLICANTS WITH RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION (WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS)

Australian Year 12 students

Recommended studies: Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D.

Interstate year 12

Australian interstate applicants will have achieved entry for Aspire Diploma Courses if they have achieved an equivalent of the NSW HSC with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D.

ATAR

Not all institutions assess students based on their ATAR. Aspire Institute do not believe that ranking is a reliable indicator of future career success. Instead we use a non-ATAR based system for admissions. We do not use ATAR adjustments or selection rankings either.

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APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY

A completed higher education qualification
OR
A minimum of four completed undergraduate subjects (an equivalent of 12 ICMS credit points).
Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.

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APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY

A completed Certificate VI or above.

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APPLICANTS WITH WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

(Finished secondary education more than two years ago)

Applicants, who are over 18 years of age, may be eligible for admission based on work experience. Applicants must demonstrate ability to undertake study at this level:

Evidence of relevant work experience such as CV/resume with at least two reference letters
OR
Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success.

FINISHED SECONDARY EDUCATION MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO

Applicants that have finished their secondary education some time ago and have no tertiary experience or work experience may still apply with their high school qualification in conjunction with any relevant experience the student has accumulated since then. An application interview may be conducted for a more holistic assessment. 

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Early Entry at Aspire

Entry Pathways available include:

SCHOOLS RECOMMENDATION SCHEME (SRS)

Through the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) you can receive an early offer to study at Aspire Institute before the release of HSC subject results and ATAR.

Applications for SRS are made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you apply, you will be assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Year 11 academic record
  2. School rating of your learning/aptitude

Read more about SRS on the UAC website: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/schools-recommendation-schemes

Or by downloading a copy of the UAC SRS booklet: www.uac.edu.au/documents/srs/SRSbooklet.pdf

Note: SRS can be used in conjunction with an existing Aspire Institute application or alternative entry program such as Early Entry. Information collected by UAC will be provided to Aspire Institute and be used to supplement any existing applications.

EARLY ENTRY

Early Entry is designed for high-achieving HSC students who want to secure a place at Aspire Institute in February 2021 before sitting the HSC exams.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you need to demonstrate that you have a strong academic record and the potential to be an outstanding Aspire Institute student through your passion and commitment for a career in one of the areas of study we offer: Business, Event Management, Hospitality Management, International Tourism, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Property or Sports Management. If you are a successful applicant of the scheme, you will receive an offer for a place at Aspire Institute before you sit your HSC exams. It is a great way to gain a sense of future security for your most important school year. So take the stress out of your HSC year and apply for Early Entry at Aspire Institute.

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ELITE ATHELETE AND PERFORMER ENTRY

Aspire Institute understands the additional pressures placed on students through significant involvement in sport and the performing arts and we believe this should be considered for entry to higher education. The Aspire Elite Athletes and Performers Admissions pathway is for students whose sport or performing arts commitments may have impacted on their studies.

Eligibility

  • Elite Athletes –
    To be considered an elite athlete, you must have represented your school or state at the national level competition during Years 11 and/or 12.
  • Elite Performers –
    To be considered an elite performer, you must have performed in extended or significant productions during Years 11 and/or 12.

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LEADERSHIP ENTRY PROGRAM

Aspire Institute understands the value of leadership and we believe it should be rewarded. Our Leadership Entry Program offers students who have demonstrated significant leadership in their school and/or community, a guaranteed place at Aspire Institute based on their academic achievement, leadership experience and aspirations, and a nomination from their school. Take your first step to becoming management ready today!

Eligibility

You are currently completing your year 12 studies and are a School Captain/Vice-Captain, Prefect or Student Representative Council President/Vice President or member. In addition, Aspire Institute also seeks applications from students who have demonstrated leadership through their involvement with community organisations and clubs.

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OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS

The Aspire Institute supports participation of applicants who may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. To that end Aspire welcome applications from those with challenging circumstances. Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicants character. These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor on a case-by-case basis.

Disability access options

Aspire Institute supports the participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. Admission to a course may be considered for applicants whose achievement has been compromised by specific situations beyond the applicant’s control, such as disability, illness or family disruption. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching).

Any supporting documentation must comply with the evidence requirements as follows: health practitioners report or letter; disability assessment report; New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) disability provisions application form; or NESA provisions approval letter.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aspire Institute supports the participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and is sensitive to ATSI knowledge and culture. To that end, Aspire welcomes ATSI applications.

Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicant’s character.

These applications will be assessed by the Deputy Vice-chancellor on a case-by-case basis.

For more information please call 1800 657 572 or submit an enquiry via info@aspire.edu.au.

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Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Domestic applicants who have overseas qualifications are assessed using Aspire Institute’s international requirements as found in the entry requirements by country section.

English language proficiency 

  • Australian Year 12 students must submit a performance band of no less than 2 in English
  • English proficiency assessments must be completed no longer than two (2) years prior to commencement or one (1) year prior to commencement for applicants studying/residing in a non-English speaking environment.
  • Applicants may sit an Aspire English proficiency test for purposes of entry. Available upon request.

Additional English entry requirements that are commonly accepted can be viewed here.

ENROLMENT

Acceptance of offer

Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Deferment

Fees and charges

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced undergraduate study in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

Applicant Background

Number of Students Trimester one 2019

Percentage of all students Trimester one 2019

(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) <5<5
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or other adjustment factors)

0

0
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR000
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)919%
International students 3777%
All students48100.0%

Notes: “<5" - the number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

 N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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